Cultural Intersection Podcast/Radio Show: Worship Mythbusters guest appearance!

It was big honor to be a guest for the Cultural Intersection Podcast and Radio Show. They are on iTunes and on 91.7 in the Palm Springs area. These guys are authentically speaking into the culture and faith from the Palm Desert area of southern California. They were gracious to invite me into their gang and our topic was WorshipMythbusters.com with the conversations around worship in the local church. Here is the link to this episode.

Episode #7 – Women in Worship Leadership: Where are they?

Welcome to Worshipmythbusters.com. I am Rich Kirkpatrick, your host. Worship Mythbusters is about debunking damaging thinking that gets in the way of our worship. Employing the Socratic method, this podcast explores popular notions that may be more myth than truth.

My two roundtable guests on this episode are amazing creative leaders, worship leaders and serve on the senior leadership of their respective ministries. I met these two women as part of the recreate conference and think tank in Franklin, TN, founded by Randy Elrod. They are friends of mine, and impressive leaders. With out topic today, they bring an additional expertise beyond being creative leaders, of course. Cynthia Cullen and Kim Bontrager’s stories will encourage and challenge you.

After that, I interview worship pastor Jan Owen of Give Worship Project (www.giveworship.com) who tells the story about her endeavors to help equip and resource indigenous worship leaders around the globe.

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Episode #6 – Don Moen Interview/Technology & Innovation: to be feared or embraced in worship?

My special guest this podcast episode is Don Moen, noted worship leader and artist. After innovating during the launch of the praise and worship movement of the late 1980s, Don is innovating still today with his DonMoenProject.com on kickstarter.com. Hear his inspiring story.

Then there is a roundtable with two innovative Internet church pastors. Tony Steward of LIfeChurch.tv in Oklahoma and Vince Marotte of Gateway Church in Austin, Texas as well technology thinker and Worship Leader Magazine online guru DJ Chuang. We talk about the fears and opportunities of online technology in worship.

Technology has taken out the middleman. Now the gatekeepers do not have control. Good ideas and products can take off. Some see this as a good thing, but in ministry change is not easy. Tech has always had implications for faith. The Roman’s had hi-tech roads for their day that allowed the gospel to be spread along with move of troops and commerce. The late 20th Century saw our modern freeways create the mega-church where thousands could worship in one spot.

The Gutenberg printing press gave the Bible in the hands of the masses and caused the Reformation. Today, iPods can have the Bible on them in several languages. We can stream worship to places all over the world. People can create, work and share online globally. And, we can worship that way, too. But, is this a good thing. Should these new tools cause fear? Or, are these innovations opportunities to embrace?

Why I Am Going to Africa: Social Justice, Worship Leading & WorshipMythBusters.com

This was originally posted on RKWeblog.com today.

I was a younger man, at about 24 years. This small church I served with a small stipend as their worship leader tasked me with a Christmas program with a worship team and choir. The newspaper printed a story about the empty food banks and how the recession had hit people hard. Yes, the last recession had hurting people, too.

Then it struck me. Why not ask our members and the friends they bring to help us fill up bins of food for this food bank! After all, we are called to feed of the poor and instead of using tickets to get in any kid could grab a can of tomatoes from her parent’s cupboard. No planning was needed other than bringing basic food items. Continue reading “Why I Am Going to Africa: Social Justice, Worship Leading & WorshipMythBusters.com”

Episode #5 – Original music & worship: Are we just a cover band each Sunday?

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Welcome to Worshipmythbusters.com. I am Rich Kirkpatrick, your host. Worship Mythbusters is about debunking damaging thinking that gets in the way of our worship. Employing the Socratic method, this podcast explores popular notions that may be more myth than truth.

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Episode #4: I Am Disappointed With Worship

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Welcome to Worshipmythbusters.com. I am Rich Kirkpatrick, your host.  Worship Mythbusters is about debunking damaging thinking that gets in the way of our worship. Employing the Socratic method, this podcast explores popular notions that may be more myth than truth.

I have with me today a group of guys for a round table discussion about today’s topic “I Get Disappointed With Worship”


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Episode #3: Five bad ideas that can make worship services fake


INTRO: Guests and the Socratic Method

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Worship Mythbusters is about debunking damaging thinking that gets in the way of our worship. Employing the Socratic method, this podcast explores popular notions that may be more myth than truth.

In today’s show I interview Ben Abu Saada, a fellow worship leader and blogger who is also the co-host of AllAboutWorship.com. Ben and I explore how we have become friends and support to each other through New Media.

Two other worship leaders join me today. Jason Shafer form Indian Wells, CA (AfterTheThrillisGone.blogspot.com & twitter @jasonshafer) and Rob Rash from St. Louis, MO (worshipcohort.com & twitter @robrash/@STL_Cohort). You cannot have a Socratic conversation with one person, so Jason and Rob dig in with me for a roundtable. Continue reading “Episode #3: Five bad ideas that can make worship services fake”